Re-Covered Books: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Re-Covered Books: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

This month we wanted to do something a little more open, and a little more special. To make things more open we decided that we’d tackle Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s classic tale. I’m fairly certain that most people on the planet are familiar with the story of a pair of star crossed lovers separated by their families disdain for each other. The story has been covered, parodied and rethought countless times, so now it’s your turn to rethink the cover for the book.

As far as I can tell, the cover has never really been done well. Take a look at these results from Amazon and you’ll see what I mean, scary stuff. So here’s your challenge. Create a cover for the book that feels new and exciting, that would grab people’s attention and make them want to buy the book. Here’s the catch though, you only have two weeks to complete the contest.

Here’s where the special part comes in. As per our usual $100 Amazon gift card, you’ll also get the super rad Nooka Zub Zen-V in black. Since the holidays are coming up soon I thought providing a little something extra might be rad, either an early present for yourself or someone you love.

The Nooka Zub Zen-V

RULES

• Please save your images as JPGs no larger than 800px wide at 72 DPI/RGB mode, there’s no height restrictions (within reason). Feel free to play with the dimensions and have fun with what you make. Making a front and back cover with certainly help your chances, but is not required.

• Label your files “Firstname-Lastname-Romeo-Juliet-Cover.jpg”

• Send all entries to [email protected] with the subject “Re-Covered Books: Romeo and Juliet“. Cut and paste what I wrote there, it’s super easy and it helps me keep track of your entry.

• All entries are due Monday, December 12, 2011 by Midnight, PST.

If there are any other questions feel free to leave them in the comments. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with and be sure to tell your friends/classmates/pets to participate. Good luck and have fun!

Christopher Porter's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Christopher Porter's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Christopher Porter's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Christopher Porter

Simon Lindenthaler's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Simon Lindenthaler

Heather Shaw's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Heather Shaw's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Heather Shaw

Blake Rambo's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Blake Rambo's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Blake Rambo

Margaret Park's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Margaret Park's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Margaret Park's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Margaret Park

Taylor Myers's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Taylor Myers's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Taylor Myers

Fabiano Vincenzi's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Fabiano Vincenzi

Conor Bateman's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Conor Bateman

Gregory Siegal's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Gregory Siegal

Fabiola Mejia's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Fabiola Mejia's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Fabiola Mejia's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Fabiola Mejia

Chris Viel's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Chris Viel's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Chris Viel

Jeff Johnson's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Jeff Johnson

Cameron Stevens' cover for Romeo and Juliet

Cameron Stevens

Paul Bartlett's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Paul Bartlett

Agn? Matulionyt?'s cover for Romeo and Juliet

Agn? Matulionyt?'s cover for Romeo and Juliet

Agn? Matulionyt?

Corinne Francilus's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Corinne Francilus

Gregory Sujowski's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Gregory Sujowski's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Gregory Sujowski's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Gregory Sujowski

Tatiana Alisova's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Tatiana Alisova

Jeremy Hogg's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Jeremy Hogg's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Jeremy Hogg

Kalista Campbell's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Kalista Campbell

Mark Grothman's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Mark Grothman's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Mark Grothman

Adam Stevens' cover for Romeo and Juliet

Adam Stevens' cover for Romeo and Juliet

Adam Stevens' cover for Romeo and Juliet

Adam Stevens

Ádám Sándor's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Ádám Sándor's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Ádám Sándor's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Ádám Sándor's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Ádám Sándor

Chris Scott's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Chris Scott's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Chris Scott

Louise Norman's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Louise Norman's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Louise Norman

Francisco Hernandez's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Francisco Hernandez's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Francisco Hernandez's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Francisco Hernandez's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Francisco Hernandez

Chase Kunz's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Chase Kunz

Will Quirk's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Will Quirk's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Will Quirk

Jaclyn Threadgill's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Jaclyn Threadgill

Alberto Reginato's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Alberto Reginato's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Alberto Reginato

Lexie Harvey's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Lexie Harvey's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Lexie Harvey

Lorenzo Coscia's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Lorenzo Coscia

Davide Tomatis' cover for Romeo and Juliet

Davide Tomatis' cover for Romeo and Juliet

Davide Tomatis

Gregory Sujowski's Cover For Romeo And Juliet

Gregory Sujowski's Cover For Romeo And Juliet

Gregory Sujowski

Charis Poon's Cover For Romeo And Juliet

Charis Poon's Cover For Romeo And Juliet

Charis Poon's Cover For Romeo And Juliet

Charis Poon

Leo Otegui's cover for Romeo And Juliet

Leo Otegui's cover for Romeo And Juliet

Leo Otegui

Jeremy Hughes' Cover For Romeo And Juliet

Jeremy Hughes

Taryn Hart's cover for Romeo And Juliet

Taryn Hart

Alberto Reginato's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Alberto Reginato's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Alberto Reginato

Thanh Vu's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Thanh Vu's cover for Romeo and Juliet

Thanh Vu

Kennen Mulverhill's cover for Romeo And Juliet

Kennen Mulverhill

Nim Ben-Reuven's cover for Romeo And Juliet

Nim Ben-Reuven

Oscar Socorro's Cover For Romeo And Juliet

Oscar Socorro's Cover For Romeo And Juliet

Oscar Socorro

Jon Scott's cover for Romeo And Juliet

Jon Scott

Simon Lalonde Boisvert's cover for Romeo And Juliet

Simon Lalonde Boisvert

Aria Finkelstein and Virginia Byers' cover for Romeo And Juliet

Aria Finkelstein and Virginia Byers' cover for Romeo And Juliet

Aria Finkelstein and Virginia Byers' cover for Romeo And Juliet

Aria Finkelstein

Virginia Byers's cover for Romeo And Juliet

Virginia Byers's cover for Romeo And Juliet

Virginia Byers's cover for Romeo And Juliet

Virginia Byers

Mary Hawkins' cover for Romeo And Juliet

Mary Hawkins

Katie Yuen's cover for Romeo And Juliet

Katie Yuen

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